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James McBey. 1883-1959.

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Old Torry. 1905. Etching. Hardie 51. 5 15/16 x 8 3/8 (sheet 15/16 x 8 3/8).Edition 18. A proof with subtle tonal wiping of this exceptionally rare image. Fold in the left-hand edge of the image; otherwise excellent condition. Printed on off-white laid paper from an antique volume. Signed and dedicated 'To Martin Hardie' in ink. $1,950.

Old Torry Village is in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Martin Hardie, Keeper of Prints at the British Museum, complied the catalog raisonne of McBey's etchings. Of this etching, he writes, "A group of fishing smacks lying in the Old Torry Harbour, Aberdeen. On one of them at the end of the quay is A.146. The harbour lighthouse in the centre. Open sea, to the left, beyond."

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